Undergraduate Certificates

Choose from our lower-level certificates to develop credentials that will help set you apart from the crowd.

UMGC Europe offers programs of study leading to University of Maryland Global Campus lower-level certificates in specific academic areas including accounting foundations, computer studies, foreign language area studies (Arabic and the Middle East, German, Italian, and Spanish), management, and women’s studies. All requirements involve lower-level courses, although appropriate upper-level courses may be substituted.

These certificate programs are not terminal programs if you wish to continue working toward your associate or bachelor’s degree. You may pursue a degree and certificate(s) simultaneously or pursue a degree after completing the certificate(s), but the application for any certificate(s) completed while in progress toward the associate or bachelor’s degree must be submitted before awarding of the degree. If you apply for your certificate after your degree has been awarded, additional coursework will be required to complete the certificate. You are responsible for notifying UMGC of your intention to complete certificate work before you complete your last course. (The application for the credential is available at my.umgc.edu.) Contact your academic advisor for more information.

The individual certificate coursework requirements specified in the following section are applicable to students who begin continuous enrollment on or after 1 August 2019.

Accounting Foundations Certificate

Computer Studies Certificate

(18 credits, at least 9 of which you must complete with UMGC)

Computer Studies Core Courses (6 credits)

Discipline-Specific Course Sequence (6 credits)

Choose one 6-credit sequence from the following:

or

or

Computer Studies-Related Courses (6 credits)

Chosen from any CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV courses.

Foreign Language Area Studies Certificate

(18 credits, at least 9 of which you must complete with UMGC). You may choose coursework from one of the following areas — all courses must be from same area:

Arabic and the Middle East

Core Courses (12 credits)

Related Area Studies Courses (6 credits)

Choose from related courses in Arabic and Middle Eastern culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics. Some examples follow:

(Contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)

German

Core Courses (12 credits)

Related Area Studies Courses (6 credits)

Choose from related courses in German culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics. Some examples follow:

(Contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)

Italian

Core Courses (12 credits)

Related Area Studies Courses (6 credits)

Choose from related courses in Italian culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics. Some examples follow:

(Contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)

Spanish

Core Courses (12 credits)

Related Area Studies Courses (6 credits)

Choose from related courses in Spanish culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics. Some examples follow:

(Contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)

Certificate in Management

(18 credits, at least 9 of which you must complete with UMGC)

Management-Related Courses (18 credits)

Choose from the following courses:

(Contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)

Women's Studies Certificate

(18 credits, at least 9 of which you must complete with UMGC)

Women's Studies Core Course (3 credits)

Introduction to Women's Studies: Women and Society (3 Credits, WMST 200)

Women's Studies-Related Courses (15 credits)

Choose from related courses in social sciences and humanities and from special topic courses offered in various disciplines. See Women's Studies minor for examples of courses.

Common Certificate Requirements

  • You must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • You must complete a total of 18 credits, including at least 9 credits with UMGC.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses. Certificate courses may not be taken as pass/fail.
  • At least half of the total credits you use for any certificate must be earned through graded coursework.
  • You may not use the same course toward completion of more than one certificate. In cases where the same course is required for two certificates, you must replace that course with an approved substitute for the second certificate.
  • No more than half of the total credits for any certificate may be earned through credit by examination, prior-learning portfolio credit, internship/Workplace Learning credit, or transfer credit from other schools.